Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm Back! AND Birthday Present FOR Carol R.

Hi everyone! I'm finally back from mum's home, and I brought back my mum with us to our home for 1 week! :)
I had very cozy and relax 2 weeks at mum's home, it was so nice chance to have unexpected holiday with her!
I realized again that I like country side... I don't like crowded place, much...
I will report my country side life with some photos later, today I share stitching photos which I made for Carol R.'s Birthday!

I know that Carol loves Quaker, so I found CHS's chart (one of Sampler House) in my stash and took them to my mum's home with me.
Here it is, I made a flat fold for her.

I stitched on 40ct newcasthle linen (flax) and used DMC.
I changed the Initials to her's and mine in navy, and added 08, too.
All Initials were stitched on 1 over 1 on 40ct, it was soooo hard to stitch!!

I added dark brown braid around the edge, and added organza(?) ribbon on left top with wooden button.
I also added dark brown thin ribbon which shaped leaves at the support on the back.

I used grey rose fabric for the back.
I forgot to take a photo of backing fabric, though Carol has some photos of this on her blog, if you would like to see. :)

Actually this wooden button was my son's favourite (he likes small spherical things), so when he saw that I added this button on the ribbon, he was going to take it back!! (lol)
He was almost going to cry, so I gave him another wooden button :D

By the way, Thank you so much Dovile, Sally for the sweet Christmas cards!
I wish you all will have very merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting and Happy stitching!


Julie said...

So beautiful.

Merry Christmas to you.

Susimac said...

Its so beautiful, I can tell that Carol is more than delighted with her wonderful unexpected parcel from you.

Hope we 'speak' soon Hugs

Anonymous said...

A real beauty, your friend must be very pleased !
It's funny to see the date of your subjet today, because here, in france, it's still wednesday !
Best wishes for you and your family for 2009, and more and more little crosses !
Valérie from france

Carol R said...

I knew your photos would be so much nicer than mine! LOL

And yes to everyone who is drooling over the Quaker flatfold - it is as gorgeous as it looks!!

Thank you Yuko

Melissa said...

Welcome back Yuko! I've admired this chart before but wasn't sure. Now that I see the beautiful finish that you did I'd like to add it to my list. I'm sure you've made Carol's day! Happy Holidays to you & your family.

Loreta said...

Wow! What a beautiful present!
We missed you Yuko!

Vaida said...

Nice to see you back, Yuko! And with such beautiful work! I love the picture, but all the details of finishing are just stunning!

mainely stitching said...

It is just so amazingly beautiful!!

Christine said...

Welcome back. That flatfold is absolutely gorgeous

Gladys Creativa said...

Is a beautiful present!
Congrats for your Blog, kisses from Spain!

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful stitching and beautifully finished!! Love the colors. It's all very incredible:)

Dorothy said...

Hi Yuko, It's wonderful to have you back, and to see more of your beautiful work. I hope your back is better.

Marie said...

Beautifully stitched, beautifully finished!
Enjoy your time with your Mom. :)

Happy Holidays!

Nina said...

Beautiful gift, Yuko!
Carol must be so happy ;)

Welcome back! I also missed you.
Glad to hear you had nice time with you Mum!
Take care!

Dovilė said...

Very beautiful gift to Carol, and great finishes:)
Welcome back, and I'm glad you received mine greetings card:)

Jane said...

Beautifully made, Yuko. Welcome back home too!

Sally said...

Carol's gift is absolutely beautiful Yuko:)

Glad the Christmas card arrived safely.

Rachel said...

Yay, you're back! I've missed reading your blog everyday!

I'm glad you had a lovely time at your mum's house.

Love the gift you stitched up for Carol! I saw a pic of it on her blog :)

Merry Christmas!

Edgar said...

Welcome back!! Such a lovely present for Carol!!!

Nancy said...

I am happy you are back Yuko, and it is so nice you enjoyed your visit with your mother. This gift for Carol is gorgeous!

Hazel said...

That is so beautiful. I love the way you have finished it. x

Angela said...

Absolutely stunning! You finished it to perfection, I love it!

Anonymous said...

We missed you Yuko. I am so glad your visit with your mother was such a good time. I don't get to visit with parents nearly often enough. You'll have to visit my blog to see my Christmas trees - I've put up three full size trees and two smaller trees this year. I think they came out rather nicely. Anyway, I'm glad you and your son are home safely!

Karoline said...

Welcome back Yuko, glad you had a nice time. Carol's flatfold is gorgeous.

staci said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had such a great time at your mum's :)

The gift you made Carol is stunning Yuko! Your stitching and finishing is always so beautiful!!!

Dora said...

Welcome back, Yuko! Your flatfold finish is beautiful.

Carla said...

So nice to see you're back :)
The flatfold is gorgeous!!

Marsha said...

I really missed you and your photos and stitching. I'm glad you had a nice time visiting your mum in the country side. I prefer the country also. The flatfold is beautiful. so detailed and pretty. Welcome home.

Hearty Bakes said...

Welcome back Yuko! Look forward for your update for your trip.
Beautiful gift! Love the matching colours and details added.

Andrea said...

A wonderful gift.

Have a great holiday season.

Pumpkin said...

How wonderful! I LOVE the trim you put on the back :o)